lung disease

  • December 16, 2016  

    Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times higher than the government has reported. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR’s Howard Berkes about the causes of this late-stage lung disease, possibilities for treatment and why it’s been direly underestimated. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2008  

    Tuberculosis — a potentially fatal but treatable lung disease — infects 300,000 people in Bangladesh every year. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a success story in the country’s fight against TB, which relies on local women trained to spot and treat infected patients. Continue reading